Reunited Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have launched their official web site at this location.
After 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of black metal, IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003 with a legacy of seven full-length albums, including the 2002 milestone, "Sons of Northern Darkness". Following a long hiatus, the band decided to enter the live battlefield again.
Come 2007, the world will experience a ferocious new IMMORTAL lineup, featuring Abbath, Horgh, and new bass player Apollyon from AURA NOIR. Among the audiences who will witness IMMORTAL's resurrection will be those attending Germany's Wacken Open Air 2007, where the band will headline. The group has also announced two exclusive concert appearances in the U.S.: July 13 at the B.B. King Blues club & Grill in New York City and July 15 at The Avalon in Los Angeles.
"I needed a break," Abbath explained. "I think we all did! We were simply burnt out, and there was no point in continuing. We had a Norwegian tour booked, and had performed at some great festivals both in the U.S. and Europe, but it just didn't feel right any longer."
In the meantime, drummer Horgh toured with Sweden's death metal masters HYPOCRISY and released the "Virus" album, while Abbath has been working on his sideproject, I, featuring members of ENSLAVED and SAHG, along with IMMORTAL's original drummer, Armagedda.
"I'm really proud of that album," Abbath stated enthusiastically, "and it was an important album to make in order to be able to focus on IMMORTAL again."
Upcoming IMMORTAL live appearances:
Apr. 07 - Inferno Festival - Oslo NOR
Jul. 13 – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill – New York, NY
Jul. 15 - The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
Aug. - Wacken Open Air – Wacken, GER